Mark Boyce posted:Arthur P. Bloom posted:
"POTS - Plain Old Telephone Set (Just for Fun - We'll see if anyone notices?)"
This plain old telephone man noticed. It's actually "plain old telephone SERVICE," and it's an actual RBOC / LEC term. (Regional Bell Operating Company / Local Exchange Carrier).
POTS, as opposed to PANS, which is "Pretty Amazing New Stuff" referring to optical fiber packet transmission, for example.Dan Padova posted:
I dislike acronyms almost as much as I abhor graffiti.....
Having started my career in telecommunications 41 years ago, POTS caught my eye. I agree with Arthur.
Also having been around too long. I agree with Dan, I hate acronyms as much as graffiti, and that is an awful lot.
However, we are stuck with acronyms, so I commend you RTR12 for starting this list off. There are some I certainly did not know.
RTR!@ = what ?